June 2016 Events

May 26-5: ABQ Beer Week, Albuquerque, NM

The sixth annual ABQ Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Albuquerque. The headline event of this ten-day celebration is Albuquerque Brews and Blues. There will be dozens of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

May 26-5: Norwich City of Ale, Norwich, England

Norwich City of Ale 2016 will be held at dozens of public houses in the "Fine City" of Norwich. This 11-day celebration kicks off with a Launch Party at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Other events will include beer walks, a Brewers' Market, beer and food pairings, pub quizzes, barbecues, and meet-the-brewer events.

May 27-4: Asheville Beer Week, Asheville, NC

The fifth annual Asheville Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Asheville. This nine-day celebration, which is a subsidiary of the Asheville Brewers Alliance, culminates with the Beer City Festival. There will be many other events such as beer dinners, meet-the-brewer events, pub crawls, beer releases, and special tastings.

May 27-5: Vancouver Craft Beer Week, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The seventh annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in metropolitan Vancouver. This ten-day celebration begins with VCBW Opening Night. and the headline event is the VCBW Beer Festival. There will be many other events, including beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, rock concerts, release parties, and tap takeovers.

May 30-4: Idaho Beer Week, ID (statewide)

Idaho Beer Week 2016 will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues throughout the state. This headline event of this celebration is the North American Brewers Festival. There will be many other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, educational sessions, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

2-4: Skipton Beer Festival, Skipton, England

The Keighley and Craven Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the tenth annual Skipton Beer Festival, which returns to Ermysted's Grammar School. This three-day event will feature more than 70 British Real Ales, including a “Mild Trail,” along with ciders and perries, bottled foreign beers, and English wines. There will also be prize draws, and food and merchandise will be available for purchase.

2-4: Southampton Beer Festival, Southampton, England

The Southern Hampshire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale presents the 20th annual Southampton Beer Festival, which will take place at the O2 Guildhall. This three-day event will feature more than 90 Real Ales, over 20 ciders and perries, and a wide selection of bottled beers. There will also be live music, food for purchase, a prize raffle, and a family room.

3-4: Alton Summer Beer Festival, Alton, England

The 2016 Alton Summer Beer Festival will be held at Alton College. This two-day, three-session event, sponsored by the Triple fff brewery, will feature beer from around 25 breweries, along with live music and food for purchase. Proceeds will benefit local charities.

3-4: Beer Advocate Microbrew Invitational, Boston, MA

Beer Advocate magazine presents the inaugural Beer Advocate Microbrew Invitational, which will take place at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. This two-day event, which organizers describe as “a celebration of old-school, small-batch brewing”, will feature a curated selection of beers and other fermented beverages from around the world. Each invited microbrewery will brew a unique beer to premiere at the fest, and brewers will be in attendance.

3-4: Ossett Beercart Festival, Wakefield, England

The 2016 Ossett Beercart Festival will be held at Ossett Market in Wakefield. This two-day event will feature 40 barrels of Real Ale, along with 100 liters of cider. There will be a beer cart procession from Ossett Brewery to the festival venue; performances by 11 morris dancing groups, and dancing in the town square. The festival charity is Wakefield Hospice.

3-12: Philly Beer Week, Philadelphia, PA

The ninth annual Philly Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Philadelphia. This ten-day celebration kicks off with the Opening Tap. Other headline events will include the Hammer of Glory Relay and the International Great Beer Expo. There will be around 1,000 other events such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

3-4: SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Washington, DC

The Brewers Association presents the ninth annual SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, which will take place at the National Building Museum in Washington. This elegant two-evening event will feature beer from more than 75 independent breweries, half of which have not poured at SAVOR before. Brewery representatives will be in attendance. There will also be a reception-style presentation of sweet and savory foods, along with tasting salons directed by leading names in beer and food.

3-5: VCBW Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Donnelly Group presents the 2016 VCBW Festival, with will take place at the PNE Fairgrounds in Vancouver. This event, which has been expanded to three days, will feature more than 350 beers and ciders from over 100 providers; the selection will include U.S.-brewed beers normally not available in Canada. There will be live entertainment and DJ music on three stages. Weekend passes and “Gate Crasher” passes with early admission are available.

4: Beer Barons World of Beer Festival, Menomonee Falls, WI

The Beer Barons of Milwaukee present the 13th annual Beer Barons World of Beer Festival, which will take place at Schwabenhof in Menomonee Falls. This afternoon event will feature 350 beers from around the world, along with meads, hard-to-find beers, and special releases. Beer from several homebrew clubs, along with a selection of meads and ciders, will also be served. There will also be an educational program; and food, including a pig roast, will be available for purchase. VIB (Very Important Beer) tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

4: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, Richmond, VA

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Richmond stop on the 2016 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival tour. It will take place at the Richmond Raceway Complex. This afternoon event will feature unlimited sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons. There will also be live rock, blues, and bluegrass music; barbecue and other foods; and seminars led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters. VIP tickets, with early admission and an expanded selection of beer and food, are available.

4: Blue-Hop BrewHaHa, Johnson City, TN

Superfly Fabulous Events presents the third annual Blue Hop BrewHaHa, which will take place in downtown Johnson City. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 20 breweries, many of them from the Johnson City area and east Tennessee. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and craft vendors.

4: Burning Can Beer Festival, Lyons, CO

Oskar Blues Brewery presents the fifth annual Burning Can Beer Festival, which will take place at Bohn Park in Lyons. This all-day event will feature more than 200 canned beers from over 50 craft breweries from around the country. There will also be live music and dancing, food for purchase, a 5-K Beer Relay, and competitive outdoor sports and games. Proceeds will benefit Oskar Blues’ charity, “Can’d Aid”.

4: Davis Beer and Cider Festival, Davis, CA

Citizens Who Care, in partnership with Sudwerk Brewing Company, presents the 2016 Davis Beer and Cider Festival, which will take place at the brewery. This afternoon event, formerly the Davis BeerFest, is now in its 12th year. It will feature more than 100 craft beers and ciders, and the price of admission includes a bratwurst lunch. There will also be live music, food for purchase, and brewery tours. Proceeds will go to Citizens Who Care, a charity that aids the elderly.

4: Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest, Paso Robles, CA

The fifth annual Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest will be held at the Paso Robles Event Center. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 50 domestic and foreign breweries, many of them from California; and brewery representatives will be on hand. More than 25 Central Coast restaurants will serve food, and three live bands will perform. Festival-goers are invited to vote for their favorite brewery and restaurant. The festival is a benefit for the Pioneer Day committee, which is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Paso Robles.

4: Grayslake Craft Beer Festival, Grayslake, IL

The 2016 Grayslake Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Grayslake Festival Grounds. This afternoon event will feature more than 250 beers from over 80 breweries, many of them from the Chicago area. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and complimentary appetizers, are available. All proceeds will go toward college scholarships.

4: Hop Sauce Festival, Beach Haven, NJ

Spice It Up and Shore Point Distributing Company present Hop Sauce, a gathering of craft beer and spice enthusiasts. This daytime event will take place on the ball field at Beach Haven's Taylor Avenue Waterfront. There will be around 20 craft beers from New Jersey and surrounding states, along with local food paired with hot sauces from across the Northeast. Live bands will perform, and food will be available for purchase. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Jetty Rock Foundation.

4: Hot Cars Cool Nights Festival, Loveland, CO

The Forge presents the second annual Hot Cars Cool Nights Festival, which will take place in downtown Loveland. This all-day celebration of vintage Americana will close with an evening Rock'n Downtown Beer Tour, which will start at Verboten Brewery and end at Loveland Aleworks. Other festival events include a beer garden with local and national craft beers, hundreds of classic cars, a car-themed swap meet, live rockabilly music, food for purchase, contests and games, and children’s activities. On the evening before the festival, The Forge will host a car-themed “Shop Party” with music and car restorations in progress.

4: International Great Beer Expo: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Starfish Junction Productions presents the eighth annual International Great Beer Expo: Philadelphia, which will take place at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. This afternoon event will be held under a heated tent on the Marine Parade Grounds. It will feature more than 200 beers from over 75 domestic and foreign breweries. There will also be a beer education program, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and an opportunity to meet the brewers, are available. The festival charity is the Committee to Benefit the Children.

4: Lower Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festival, Nanuet, NY

The fourth annual spring edition of the Lower Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festival will be held in the outdoor area of Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe in Nanuet. There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with beer from more than 50 American breweries, many of them from the area. There will also be live music, barbecue from Bailey's Smokehouse, and retail merchandise for sale. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, hors d’oeuvres, and the opportunity to meet with brewery personnel, are available.

4: Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk Fest, Indianapolis, IN

Upland Brewing Company presents the fifth annual Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk Fest, which will take place at the Indianapolis City Market. This afternoon event, the Midwest’s only festival of its kind, will feature “sour, wild, and funky” beer from 25 breweries from around the country. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

4: Ninety9Bottles Craft Beer Festival, Norwalk, CT

Ninety 9 Bottles, a beer, wine and spirits shop, presents the third annual Ninety9Bottles Craft Beer Festival. It will be held atop the hill at Oyster Shell Park, which overlooks Norwalk’s harbor. This afternoon event will feature an expanded selection of more than 75 New England-brewed beers, along with live music and local food trucks.

4: PBS39 MicroBrew Festival, Allentown, PA

The sixth annual PBS39 MicroBrew Festival will be held at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown. This afternoon event, which benefits WLVT-TV, the area's public broadcasting station, will feature more than 100 craft beers. There will also be live music, and food and merchandise vendors will be on hand. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available. Proceeds will benefit the station's educational services.

4: Pints in the Pearl, Portland, OR

The Pearl District Business Association presents the inaugural Pints in the Pearl, which will take place at N.W. 13th Avenue and Everett Street in Portland’s Pearl District. This daytime event will feature stations staffed by four of the district’s breweries. Each station will pour three beers, including a festival special, along with a food pairing menu. Brewery representatives will be on hand. Two live musical acts will perform, and there will be a variety of family-friendly entertainment.

4: St. Michaels Brewfest, St. Michaels, MD

The third annual St. Michaels Brewfest will take place downtown at The Old Mill, behind Eastern Shore Brewing Company; Foxy’s and Town Dock facilities; and The Crab Claw Restaurant. This afternoon event will feature more than 70 beers from over 40 breweries, many of them from the area. The selection also includes one-off, seasonal, and cask beers. There will also be live music, and food will be available for purchase.

4: Southern Tier Craft Beer and BBQ Festival, Big Flats, NY

The seventh annual Southern Tier Craft Beer and BBQ Festival will be held at Tag's Summer Stage in Big Flats. This all-day event will feature a brewers’ exhibition and tasting, an amateur barbecue cook-off, live music, an appearance by illusionist Ryan Dutcher, and arts and crafts vendors.

8-12: Mondial de la Biere, Montreal, QC, Canada

The 23rd annual Mondial de la Biere will be held indoors at the Palais des Congrès and outdoors on Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle in downtown Montreal. This five-day event will feature 500 beers from around the world, including hard-to-find beers and beers specially brewed for the festival. There will also be Quebec cider and other food specialties from the province, and the Mbeer series of conferences and seminars. Admission to the festival is free.

9-11: National Homebrewers Conference, Baltimore, MD

The American Homebrewers Association presents the 38th National Homebrewers Conference, which will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center. This three-day conference is a fun, educational gathering designed to enhance homebrewers' skills and knowledge and promote homebrewing camaraderie. Its program of seminars and events are aimed at beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level. Events also include a keynote speech by Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, the National Homebrew Competition and awards ceremony, a Homebrew Expo, and a Club Night.

9-19: PDX Beer Week, Portland, OR

The sixth annual PDX Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in Portland. Headline events of this 11-day celebration include a Kickoff Party, the Rye Beer Festival, and the Beer & Cheese Festival. There will be many other events such as educational programs, beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, pub crawls, release parties, tap takeovers, and special tastings.

10-11: Empire Brewfest, Syracuse, NY

The 2016 Empire Brewfest returns to Chevy Court on the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse. This two-day event, which is sanctioned by the New York State Brewers Association, will feature beer from dozens of breweries, many of them from New York State. There will also be live music, food and merchandise vendors, and games and competitions.

10-11: Fremont Toyota Lander Brew Fest, Lander, WY

The 14th annual Fremont Toyota Lander Brew Fest will be held at Lander City Park. This two-day event will feature beer from 20 to 30 Mountain West breweries. Three live bands will perform; and there will be food for purchase, games, and family activities. Admission to the festival itself is free.

10-11: Guildford Beer Festival, Guildford, England

The Guildford Cricket Club presents the seventh Guildford Beer Festival, which will take place under marquees at The Sports Ground, near the town center. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 80 cask ales from independent breweries in Surrey and surrounding counties, a wide selection of ciders, and a separate bar with wines and soft drinks. Local headline acts will entertain. Parking is free.

10-11: SBN’s Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest, Somerville, MA

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts presents the fifth annual Hyper-Local Craft Brewfest, which will take place at Arts at the Armory in Somerville. This two-day, three session event, which is a fund-raiser for the Network, will feature a variety of craft beers, ciders, and meads from New England, many of which incorporate local food products. There will also be live entertainment and locally-sourced food for purchase. Friday evening’s session will include a tasting of cask-conditioned beers hosted by Randy Baril, the head cellarman of NERAX, as well as “The Showcase,” an educational program featuring small-batch beers.

11: Beer and Bourbon Classic at Pimlico, Baltimore, MD

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the second annual Beer and Bourbon Classic at Pimlico, which will take place at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. This afternoon event will feature more than 60 beers and bourbons, a thoroughbred racing card, live music, and food for purchase.

11: Brookhaven Beer Festival

Spiral Entertainment presents the sixth annual Brookhaven Beer Festival, which will take place on Apple Valley Road behind the MARTA Brookhaven Station in Atlanta. This afternoon/evening event will feature 200 beers and wines. Two live bands and a DJ will provide music, food from local restaurants and food trucks will be available for purchase, and a vendor expo will be at the festival site.

11: Great Northern Beer Festival, Eagle River, WI

The 2016 Great Northern Beer Festival will be held on the Festival Grounds at Hi-Pines Campground in Eagle River. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries, most of them from Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest, along with homebrewed beer from the Northwoods LUSH Inc., Club. Food and snacks will be available for purchase. Proceeds will go to local charities.

11: Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival, Hattiesburg, MS

The Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association presents the fourth annual Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival, which will be held at the Historic Train Depot. This afternoon event, which coincides with FestivalSouth arts festival, will feature more than 100 beers from over 30 breweries. There will be live music, and food will be available for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and complimentary food, are available.

11-19: Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week, Oklahoma City, OK

The third annual Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week will take place at breweries, bars, restaurants, stores, and other venues in and around Oklahoma City. The headline event of this nine-day celebration is the Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival. There will be a number of other events, such as beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, tastings, and specially-priced drinks.

11: Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival, Portland, OR

The second annual Portland Vegan Beer & Food Festival will be held at Zidell Yards. This afternoon event will feature more than 150 beers, kombuchas, cold brew, and craft sodas on draft; and more than 75 breweries will take part. There will also be live music, vegan food for purchase, and a pop-up marketplace.

11: Steel City Brew Fest, Pueblo, CO

The third annual Steel City Brew Fest will be held in Gateway Park at The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk in Pueblo. This evening event, which is part of the city's annual Boats, Bands and BBQ Festival, will feature beer from more than 20 craft breweries. There will also be homebrew and barbecue competitions, live entertainment, food and product vendors, a Kids Fun Zone, and a wing-eating contest. The festival is a benefit for the HARP Foundation.

15-16: Cuddington Beer Festival, Worcester Par

The 2016 Cuddington Beer Festival will be held at Rowe Hall in Worcester Park. This two-day, three-session event will feature more than 40 ales and 20 ciders. Food will be available for purchase., and families are welcome at Saturday’s lunchtime session. The festival is a fund-raiser for the 2nd Cuddington (Rowe) Scout Group.

16-19: Kettering Rugby Club Beer & Music Festival, Kettering, England

The Kettering Rugby Club will host a Beer & Music Festival, to take place on the club’s grounds. This four-day event will feature more than 40 beers, a selection of ciders, and gin and wine bars. There will be live music all four days, and camping will be available.

16-19: Middle Earth Beer Festival, Hurst Green, England

The seventh Middle Earth Beer Festival will be held at Hurst Green Memorial Hall. This four-day event honors JRR Tolkien, who was a frequent visitor to Stonyhurst College in Hurst Green. It will feature more than 40 Real Ales and 15 craft ciders. There will also be live music, family entertainment, craft demonstrations, and craft stalls.

16-18: Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival, Corbridge, England

The Tynedale Rugby Football Club and Tynedale Lions present the 2016 Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival, which will take place at Tynedale Park in Corbridge. This three-day event, to be held on the banks in the River Tyne in Roman Wall Country, will feature more than 125 beers and 40 ciders, along with a selection of wines, prosecco, and Pimm’s. There will also be live music, street food for purchase, and children’s activities. All profits will go to charity.

17-19: Beach BBQ & Brews Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada

The 2016 Beach BBQ & Brews Festival will be held at Woodbine Park on the east end of Toronto. This three-day family-friendly event, supported by the City of Toronto, will feature beer from more than a dozen local breweries. There will also be live music, barbecue competitions, grilling demonstrations, crafts vendors, and a children's area with rides. Admission to the festival is free.

17-19: Beer & BBQ Show, London, ON, Canada

The Western Fair District presents the fourth annual London Beer & BBQ Show, which will take place at the Metroland Media Agriplex on the Western Fair Grounds in London. This three-day event will feature more than 100 beverages, including craft beers from southwestern Ontario, along with spirits, wines, and coolers. There will also be barbecue, including pork ribs, pulled pork, brisket, and chicken; other food for purchase; an educational program; cooking demonstrations; games; and activities.

17-18: Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival, National Harbor, MD

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the Washington-area edition of the 2016 Beer, Bourbon & Barbecue Festival. It will take place at The Plateau in National Harbor. This two-day event will consist of a Friday evening "Whole Hog Pig Pickin' Session" and a Saturday afternoon "Bacon Session," each with unlimited sampling of 60 beers and 40 bourbons; live bluegrass music; food, including barbecue and Southern specialties; and seminars led by master distillers, brewmasters, and pit masters. Saturday VIP tickets, with early admission, an expanded selection of bacon dishes, and special stage access, are available.

17-18: Chicago Ale Fest, Chicago, IL

The second annual Chicago Ale Fest will be held at the Buckingham Fountain in Chicago’s Grant Park. This two-day event will feature more than 200 beers from over 100 American craft breweries. There will also be live music, along with food from of Chicago’s favorite restaurants. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Grant Park Conservancy.

17-18: Oklahoma Beer Festival, Oklahoma City, OK

The sixth annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival will be held at a new location, Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. The festival has been expanded to two days. There will be three tasting sessions, each with around 250 craft beers, with most Oklahoma breweries represented. There will also be live music, and food trucks will be at the festival site.

17-19: Oregon Garden Brewfest, Silverton, OR

Venti’s Cafe presents the 12th annual Oregon Garden Brewfest, which will take place at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton. This three-day outdoor event will feature 120 beers, ciders, and meads from 60 breweries from across the country. Festival-goers are invited to explore the resort’s 80 acres of botanical gardens. There will be live music, fire pits and covered areas, food from local vendors, and a kid’s craft area on Sunday. Packages, with admission to the festival and lodging at the resort, are available.

17-19: Washington Brewers Festival, Redmond, WA

The Washington Beer Commission presents the 11th annual Washington Brewers Festival, which will take place at King County's Marymoor Park in Redmond. This three-day event will feature more than 500 draft beers, along with ciders and wines, from over 100 breweries. There will also be live music, a brewers' keg toss contest, food for purchase, a craft market, and a kids' playground and root beer garden. Weekend passes are available.

18: Beertavia Craft Beer Festival, Batavia, NY

The Batavia Business Improvement District presents the second annual Beertavia Craft Beer Festival, which will take place in downtown Batavia. This afternoon event will feature a variety of New York State-brewed beers. There will be live music, and food trucks will be at the festival venue. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available.

18: Brew 'N Chew, Monroeville, PA

GoodTaste! Pittsburgh presents the third annual Brew ‘N Chew, which will take place at the Monroeville Convention Center. There will be afternoon and evening tasting sessions, each with a selection of domestic and imported craft beers, appearances by beer celebrities, food tastings, and beer and food pairings. VIP tickets, with early admission and a special selection of beers, are available. The festival charity is the JDRF Diabetes Foundation.

18: Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival, Pasadena, CA

The seventh annual Los Angeles Vegan Beer & Food Festival returns to the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers, kombuchas, cold brew, and craft sodas on draft; and more than 50 breweries will take part. There will also be live music, vegan food for purchase, and a pop-up marketplace. VIP tickets, with early admission, are available.

19-25: Cincinnati Beer Week, Cincinnati, OH

The fifth annual Cincinnati Beer Week has been moved from the spring to June. It will take place at more than 100 venues, including breweries, bars, restaurants, stores in Cincinnati, southwest Ohio, and northern Kentucky. This year’s seven-day celebration includes multiple collaboration beers from Cincinnati breweries. There will be many other events, such beer dinners and beer and food pairings, tours, meet-the-brewer events, release parties, tap takeovers, and tastings.

24-26: New England Brewfest, Lincoln, NH

The Lincoln-Woodstock Chamber of Commerce presents the 12th annual New England Brewfest. The headline event of this immersive three-day event is Saturday Night On Tap, which will take place slopeside at Loon Mountain Resort. It will feature beer from more than 30 New Hampshire and New England breweries, along with live music and food for purchase. Other weekend events include two beer dinners, a “Hop Talks” educational program, brewery tours, and a non-demoniational Sunday service.

24-26: Portland International Beer Festival, Portland, OR

The 2016 Portland International Beer Festival returns to Holladay Park at Lloyd Center. This three-day event will feature more than 200 beers from 16 countries, including rare, hard-to-find, and Pacific Northwest beers. Live bands will perform all weekend. There will also be a Grande Beer Garden; food for purchase; a huge lawn for picnickers; and games, including darts, backgammon, checkers, chess, and cards. The festival charity is PetCross.

24-25: Rum and Brew Tasting @ Boston Jerkfest, Boston, MA

The fourth annual Boston Jerkfest, a celebration of Caribbean entertainment, food, and drink, will be held at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston. The Rum & Brew Tasting, which is part of Jerkfest, will feature craft beer, rum, spirits, and a variety of Caribbean-themed drinks. In addition, there will be live music; spicy food and coconuts for sale; and a Cocktail Throwdown, in which two of Boston's top mixologists will design a spicy, Caribbean drink using a mystery liquor. Part of the proceeds will go to Cambridge Carnival International.

25: Brew at the Zoo, West Orange, NJ

Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo will host Brew at the Zoo 2016. This evening event will feature more than 100 craft beers. There will also be live entertainment and food for purchase, and some of the zoo's exhibits will be open to attendees. VIP tickets, with early admission, a special selection of beers, and hors d'oeuvres, are available. 

25: Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival, Baltimore, MD

Trigger Agency, LLC, presents the third annual Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival, which will take place at Rash Field in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. There will be afternoon and evening sessions, each with more than 50 beers, wines, and spirits; all-you-care-to-eat crabs, along with other food for purchase; live music; and arts and crafts vendors. VIP tickets, with unlimited beverage tasting, are available.

26: Fermentation Celebration, North Vernon, IN

Old Vernon Liquors presents the inaugural Fermentation Celebration, which will take place at Muscatatuck Park and Campgrounds in North Vernon. This afternoon event will feature beer from more than 30 breweries and wineries, many of them from Indiana. There will also be live music, food for purchase, a charity raffle, and games and activities. Camping will be available at the festival site. After the festival, there will be an evening concert with a beer garden.

26: Sound Waves and IPAs, Bridgeport, WV

The Bridgeport Arts Council presents the inaugural Sound Waves and IPAs, which will take place at Bridgeport City Park. This afternoon event will feature a variety of domestic and imported beers, including a selection of West Virginia-brewed beers. There will also be live music, food from local restaurants, and artisan vendors. VIP tickets, with early admission and a custom-made beer mug, are available.